See what’s going on around the Park this week, make those Thanksgiving reservations or get your pre-orders in if you haven’t yet, and more.
Plan for Turkey Day & See What Else is Happening
Thanksgiving is next week! If you’re looking to eat out, get dinner picked up, or order some pies or other desserts, you’ll need to do make reservations or pre-order this week.
There are two Turkey Trots next week, along with one of the first tree lightings of the season, and more:
- Wreath Making Program at Up Yonda Farm: November 19 & 20
- Movie Screening at the Grange – Holler: November 20
- Online Workshop on Winter Hiking 101: November 21
- Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Dinner in Warrensburg: November 21
- Saranac Lake Turkey Trot: November 25
- Adirondack Health 5K Turkey Trot: November 25
- Adirondack Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting: November 26
News Around the Park With Holiday Happenings, Hunting & More
Wild Lights Will Return to the Wild Center
After last year’s inaugural Wild Lights, the Wild Center in Tupper Lake is bringing back the successful festivities. Wild Lights includes a walk through their magical woods to enjoy decorated lights and holiday music, along with warming huts and fire pits to stay warm.
There will be a members-only preview on November 26, with Wild Lights opening to the public on November 27. The attraction will be open Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm to 7pm, with time slots for 5pm and 6pm, and they’ll be open daily during the weeks of December 26 to January 1, and February 18 to 26.
On select Fridays during the season, of-age visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy beverages from local breweries. Tickets go on sale for the public on November 19.
“We were thrilled to see such a positive response to Wild Lights last year and are excited to bring back this holiday tradition for another season,” Deputy Director Hillarie Logan-Dechene said in a statement. “Plus, our teams have found new and exhilarating ways to make Wild Lights even bigger, better, and brighter.”
Friendly Reminder From the DEC: Share the Woods Safely
The weather may be getting colder, but the outdoor recreation is just warming up in the Adirondacks! Nature and sports enthusiasts are out and about – please be respectful of each other.
“Most public lands across New York State are open to multiple forms of recreation, from hiking and nature photography to hunting and trapping,” Commissioner Basil Seggos said in a statement. “To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, DEC encourages outdoor enthusiasts to be aware of and show regard for other adventurers and share the woods.”
To help with this, for the first time this year, the DEC is requiring big game hunters using a firearm to wear hunter orange or pink. Non-hunters are encouraged to wear blaze orange, blaze pink, or another bright color during the fall and winter months.
Hunting accidents involving hikers or other non-hunters are rare, but since the pandemic more and more people are engaging in outdoor activities, so we can’t be too safe.
New Trail Coming to Essex Thanks to CATS
Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is hosting the opening of a new trail in Essex on November 27 at 10am. The Spirit Sanctuary Trail is a 1-mile trail that includes a “green” cemetery with natural burials, a ridge looking over a wetland, and it connects to another CATS trail, the Black Kettle Trail, where hikers can continue on if they wish.
Those interested can sign up for the hike by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and read more about the Spirit Sanctuary and burial ground here: https://www.spiritsanctuaryny.org/
Live in the Saranac Lake Region? Help Determine Broadband Needs
Saranac Lake Village is asking area residents to take an informal survey conducted by the New York State Department of Public Services to help determine the needs of the community with relation to high-speed broadband service.
You can find the survey here: https://www.empirestatebroadband.com/
- Sun Community News: CATS launches new trail